Learn how to harness your balance and stay grounded in this single-leg yoga pose.

By Jen Widerstrom
Updated: April 03, 2019
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Consulting Shape Fitness Director Jen Widerstrom is your get-fit motivator, a fitness pro, a life coach, and the author of Diet Right for Your Personality Type.

How can I quit tipping over in warrior III?-@svanwalk via Instagram

In split-leg-stance poses-and especially in warrior III, where you're poised on one leg with your outstretched body parallel to the floor-you'd be surprised how the strength required to create balance comes more from your core and inner thighs versus the legs and butt.

Working the pose itself will help you build strength exactly where you need it. Here's how:

Got it? Try this yoga flow for stretching and strengthening your legs that incorporates a bunch of other balancing poses to work on.

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